Interventions Across the Cascade

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Immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) after HIV diagnosis

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Questions

  • What are the best practices (including successes and challenges) of immediate initiation of ART after HIV testing and diagnosis?

Key take-home messages

  • The benefits of beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis include improved health outcomes
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Effectiveness of and best practices for using contingency management and incentives for health care issues related to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

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Question

What is the effectiveness of and what are the best practices for using contingency management and incentives for health care issues such as HIV, STIs, and PrEP?

 Key take-home messages

  • Using contingency management and incentives at the
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A review of structural, process, and outcome measures for supervised consumption services

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Questions

What structural, process, and outcome measures are used to monitor and evaluate the impact of supervised consumption services (SCS)?

 Key take-home messages

  • A 2019 systematic review identified several types of outcomes from scientific literature that guide assessment
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Laboratory (non-rapid) HIV testing in the emergency department: Methods, outcomes, and effectiveness

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Questions

  • What does the literature state regarding the methodology, outcome measures, and effectiveness of interventions that provide blood-based laboratory (non-rapid) HIV testing in emergency departments?

 Key take-home messages

  • There is a large body of evidence examining best practices,
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Testing interventions for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young men who have sex with men

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Questions

  • What are effective interventions to increase uptake of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) testing among young men who have sex with men?

 Key take-home messages

  • In Canada in 2018, 63% of all HIV diagnoses among youth
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Interventions for immigrant Latino men who have sex with men along the HIV prevention and treatment cascade

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Question

  • What is the latest evidence regarding interventions for immigrant Latino men who have sex with men along the HIV prevention and treatment cascade?

 Key take-home messages

  • Among reported HIV cases with a known race/ethnicity in Canada in
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